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comment Best karate book
As written, the question is both opinion based and too broad, but I suspect it could be refined to be better if the asker narrows down exactly what he is looking for. There was a meta discussion related to this here: meta.martialarts.stackexchange.com/questions/75/…
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revised How can I become a good training partner
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revised How can I become a good training partner
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Aug
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answered How can I become a good training partner
Aug
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comment Martial Arts Weapons for Home Defense?
Interesting choice. But it is worth noting that a weapon like this is potentially lethal and outside the movies getting a high probability of knockout without a high probability of killing/long-term-injury is very hard. And what you will get arrested for is a bit more nuanced than that. I am not an expert and join @sardathrion in recommending consulting an experienced attorney, but it is possible to be justified in stabbing someone and possible to get arrested for hitting someone with a Sap.
Aug
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comment What are the benefits of learning weapons?
I actually don't think it changes my answer much. If the art in question deliberately ties in the armed and unarmed techniques together (Eskrima/Kali does this) then the crossovers will be obvious and explicitly taught. Otherwise, training with weapons is cross-training (even if under the same umbrella of style) with all the benefits of cross-training but probably not overly much else.
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answered What are the benefits of learning weapons?
Aug
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comment Which kind of breath provides the most striking power?
Interesting answer, though I think some of the terms need to be cleared up. I think you are using the definition of work for power, and I don't think surface tension is the phrase you want.
Jul
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answered Slashing vs thrusting (bladed weapon vs pointed weapon)
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Jul
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revised BJJ: HOW to use technique over strength when rolling?
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answered BJJ: HOW to use technique over strength when rolling?
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comment Aikido forward roll with backpack
Could you elaborate on how these are designed to be rolled over and where they might be found?
May
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comment is Jun Chong TKD a legitimate TKD dojo for self defense?
Thanks for the clarification.
May
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comment is Jun Chong TKD a legitimate TKD dojo for self defense?
I would reword this to emphasize that different TKD schools approach it differently, but otherwise I think this is a solid answer. It takes a reasonable position of authority from experience, but also fully explains the reasoning and provides an alternative. It also happens to fit with my limited experience from when I tried TKD.
May
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comment is Jun Chong TKD a legitimate TKD dojo for self defense?
So, it sounds like the short version is you recommend taking multiple martial arts which focus on full force sparring such as GJJ, boxing, wrestling, and Muay Thai.
Apr
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comment How should a BJJ practitioner run?
Here is a perspective on running for BJJ: grapplearts.com/Blog/2012/04/cardio-for-the-martial-arts
Apr
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comment Is weight training useful in martial arts?
I like this answer, except for "Weak people have no business training martial arts". I was extremely weak when I started BJJ, I started lifting because of that. The lifting definitely helps, but I wouldn't be lifting if I wasn't doing BJJ. Perhaps the much weaker statement of "You need to become reasonably strong before you actively start sparring against fully resisting opponents." is more appropriate.